Raising the Flag

Introduction: Raising the Flag

When held up to a light, "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" overlaid on a U.S. map is visible. Under normal lighting, the image is not visible.

This is done by converting an image from grayscale to a 3D contour map. Thicker sections of the print are less transparent and darker when held up to a light, whereas thinner sections are more transparent allowing light to shine through.

This file is meant to be printed in using Stereolithography (white) due to its fine feature detail and need for semi-transparency.

Step 1:

3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge

Participated in the
3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Plywood Challenge

      Plywood Challenge
    • Plastic Contest

      Plastic Contest
    • Battery Powered Contest

      Battery Powered Contest

    Discussions